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The Best Link Building Tools

Updated on November 16, 2011

Link building is the process of creating a series of links across the internet that lead to your site to build traffic and increase Google Page Rank. It can be a tiresome and prolonged exercise, but thankfully there is a wide range of superlative online tools which can take at least some of the integral drudgery away from the necessary process of link building. Here is a list of just some of the more effective and popular sites which feature tools for link building. This is not a comprehensive list as there are many variants of this type of site on the net, but these are some of the best.

a4seo - This Firefox add-on can be utilized to unearth the backlinks of any site.

Create Google Sitemaps - This is a free site set up to assist anyone to create online Google XML sitemaps.

DigitalPoint Search Engine Keyword Tracker & Ranking site - There are a large number of rank trackers available on the web, but DigitalPoint's is one of the most famous.

Free Keyword Research Tool - A keyword researcher from Apogee Web Consulting.

Google Keywords Tool - One of the most popular tools for determining various Google Adwords.

Google Suggest - This Google site seeks out your competing sites and provides the best keywords for you.

IBP SEO Optimization and Rank Tracking Software - IBP is vaunted for the precision and reliability of their rankers as well as supplying an excellent range of tools for SEO rank tracking.

Keyword Density Tool - This site provides keyword density and phrases for any URL.

Miva Keyword Tool - This site is especially suitable for keyword research on URLs originating in the United Kingdom.

Ontology Finder - This is one of the most popular sites for locating related Keywords.

RankQuest SEO Toolbar - This Firefox add-on Toolbar supplies an easy way to access to a spectrum of SEO tools.

SEO Bar - This Firefox add-on is an SEO Toolbar which provides various data on sites.

SEO Chat Keyword Suggestions - SEO Chat's suggestions for keywords can often be the best around.

SEO Keyword Competition Research - This Firefox add-on supplies indexed pages, number of backlinks, PageRank, keyword page frequencies and other important information.

SpyFu Competitive Intelligence Gathering Tool - SpyFu has gained a significant reputation for competitive intelligence.

Stuntdubl's Link Development Tools - A summarization of techniques users implement for link building.

Total Optimizer Pro - This site will provide much more information than you will likely ever be able to use. For data fiends only.

WebrankInfo Class C checker - An analysis of the Class C IP Range to show you the sites hosted within them.

Yahoo Site Explorer - Yahoo provides a completely unmodified list of backlinks for any specific URL on the Web.

Even though there are much flashier and some people would say faster ways of getting your Google Page Rank up to the stratosphere the bottom line is always that there is no such a thing as a free lunch and even after all of the much ballyhooed SEO Black Hat tricks have come and gone, there is no substitute for good fundamentals. In Web Publishing, those fundamentals are and always have been: Excellent, unduplicated content and good linkage!

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    • Entourage_007 profile image


      6 years ago from Santa Barbara, CA

      Very Nice list - thanks for telling me about these firefox plugins - I am now following you on hubpages and I hope we can collaborate in the future too.

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      backlinks checker 

      7 years ago

      wauu! useful links!added at my work resources database!


    • marialorena profile image


      8 years ago

      Very useful list! Can't wait to try one of these..

    • Hal Licino profile imageAUTHOR

      Hal Licino 

      9 years ago from Toronto

      Good luck! :)

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      9 years ago from @nuriramadhan

      yet Iknow some of the tools.,I `ll give it try and will write some testimony after result occured later

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      9 years ago from Ahmedabad India

      good information about web 2.0 link building but forgot to told about SEO Press Release -

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      Ryan Jenkins 

      9 years ago

      Those were some really good resources. Link building will always be an important part of ranking well in search engines. I found one of the best ways to find relevant, quality websiteto get links from, is a tool called Trackur It is primarily meant to monitor your brand online, however I have found it to be a better link buildingtool. You enter a keyword that you are looking to rank for and the toolwill scour the web for websites, blogs, forums, discussion boards,videos, images, and social media sites for any mention of the keyword.The tool is reasonably priced for what it can do, or you can try theirfree trial before you buy. Hope this helps with everyone link buildingcampaigns.

    • Hal Licino profile imageAUTHOR

      Hal Licino 

      10 years ago from Toronto

      Thanks compu-smart and Joel Drapper! I appreciate it!

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      Joel Drapper 

      10 years ago from Dorset, UK

      Great hub!


    • compu-smart profile image


      10 years ago from London UK

      Very neat hub here!! very resourceful!



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